Sugar River Gardeners

Sugar River Gardeners members, from left, Lucy Gammeter, Rye Kimmet, Lucy Jenkins, Judy Loveless, Bonnie Grosnick, Audrey Faust, Paula Lynde and Judy Niederberger, at the plant sale May 11.

On May 11, the Sugar River Gardeners club raised a little over $1,000 through their annual plant/art sale, the group’s best year ever.

The money will cover scholarships, donations and help fund the Sugar River Edible Garden Project in Verona’s parks. Funds are distributed to the Badger Prairie Needs Network, scholarships to college students in Horiculture, Heifer International and building raised beds in parks with free garden produce.

A Verona Area High School class got the wood ready for the raised beds, Miller’s Grocery store donated some plants, and the club went to work in Harriet and Central parks, with another planned near the farmer’s market, to allow anyone to pick what they needed.